Outerwear and thick knits are probably the last things on most people's mind's, especially if you reside in the UK and are basking in this incredible heatwave we are experiencing right now, but this is how blogging works right? Completely backwards! FYI it was 30 degrees when shooting these looks and I have now crowned myself Queen of 'Photoshopping out sweat'.
My first memory of Barbour is my mother's brown full length waxed edition, exclusively used for dog walking and battling treacherous weather, I can't say I was ever fond of it. Little did I know though the Barbour jacket would catapult into the realm of 'indie cool' a few years later thanks to the Peter Pan collar wearing and, at the time, the indie queen herself, Alexa Chung. Thanks to Miss Chung and my susceptible teenage brain I spent countless hours trawling eBay hunting for THE Barbour. Which I did eventually score, only to have stolen from me at a festival. To this day a piece of me still, mourns over the dreamy men's Bedale I once had.
Fast forward to present day however and Barbour (particularly for women) has come on leaps and bounds. For AW16 Barbour asked their Menswear design team to design the new women's collection. (hello collection of my dreams) I've always enjoyed wearing men's styles, especially the men's wax jacket, so to see these classic styles transformed for the modern day woman is fantastic. Featured here are two of my favourite jackets and jumpers from collection. See how I styled more of the Timeless Originals collection on the Barbour blog, along with a small interview.
In collaboration with Barbour. All words & styling are my own.